Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Delft Blues: a soft light cobalt and a navy
Plum Wine: plummy purple and taupe
Caribbean Isles: 2 turquoises and bright tan
Friday, May 29, 2009
In other news I did the dyeing tonight. 3 different colorways. Hope they came out alright!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
She's been doing really well, she's has gained back all the weight she lost (plus a little) and has grown back a nice coating of fur. Her energy level is probably stronger than her muscles though so she gets really tired out after an active day.
I spent an hour on the ginkos tonight listening to Joseph Campbell.
I recently got myself a copy of The Power of Myth interviews with Bill Moyers
Its interesting to listen to it again after so long, I am discovering different insights than I did the first time 15-20 years ago (which makes perfect sense now doesn't it?)
now its off to bind some scarves...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
A Second Begining
Originally uploaded by alsokaizen
I'm taking a deep breath and starting to attach the pieces of heatset poly satin to a ground. I froze on this project for mmm... about a year now, it is alot of stitching and I'm not entirely sure where its going to take me.
I've got a concept in my head, and I have some ginko leaves made from a pewter colored poly as well as this black satin. I even have a vague composition mapped out but I've been waiting for all the details to fall into place and lets face it they never do... you just have to leap in and hash it out as you go. Sometimes I am easy with that fact of life but others (as in this case) I get so attached to a desired end that it becomes impossible to go forward.
If you want to go swimming you don't necessarily have to leap into the deep end but you really do have to let go of the side of the pool.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This season is racing by. Already buds are forming on my peony and nearly all of the leaves have arrived.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Like I said this was supposed to be number two of four.
Fire Earth Air and Water.
I am not sure that I will ever get to the other two. I do know I won't be starting them any time soon. There are too many other things to do that are more important to me at the moment. I really enjoy dyeing the fabrics for these haori more than I enjoy sewing them...
Something to think about!
Now what will I start to do next? This is always a bit of a struggle to make a decision...